It Never Rains but It Pours Quilt News

There's been no end to the quilt news coming in this week, a new quilt along, quilt show acceptance, a magazine feature.  So much to share so I'm just going to jump in.

I'm teaming up with my good friend Christa Watson,, to host a quilt along starting in September.  I designed the Infrastructure quilt for Christa's new fabric line Geo Pop and am so excited to be working with Christa again.  I'll be making a version of the quilt in the new Benartex Superior Solids and Christa will be using her fabrics.  
If you're interested in getting a head start Christa has kits available on her website and we both have patterns available for sale in our shops.  There will be more information about the quilt along and the fabulous giveaway as we get closer to September.

Next up I have some quilt show news.  Earlier this week I found out that my quilt, Banner Day, will be part of the 2019 Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Festival in Hou…

Summer Sampler 2019

I have an exciting announcement...  I have been invited to design a block for this year's Summer Sampler hosted by Katie Blakesley, Faith Jones, and Lee Heinrich.

The weekly quilt along begins May 20th but you can purchase a Summer Sampler subscription for $29.00 now!  If you enter the code QUILTACHUSETTS at check out you'll save $5 off the purchase price!!  You can purchase the pattern here.

Along with the weekly blocks you'll also have the option of two layouts, squares or circles.  Can you find my block among all those great designs?  There are several curve designs so I'll keep you guessing for a while.

You can use this year's color palette, curate your own or use the one I came up with, it definitely has more of a retro feel:


It's a huge honor to be included in a group of all these talented quilter and to have a block next to theirs.  Make sure you check out all these wonderful designers and their work on their websites and on Instagram.
Matching the Summer Sampler Design Team Image, Top to Bottom, Left to Right

Amy Friend @duringquiettime
Andrea Tsang Jackson @3rdstoryworkshop
Faith Jones @freshlemonsquilts
Heather Black @Quiltachusetts
Jemima Flendt @tiedwitharibbon
Jen Carlton Bailly @bettycrockerass
Jo Avery @mybearpaw
Justin Stafford @keatonquilts
Katie Blakesley @swimbikequilt
Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter
Krista Hennebury @poppyprint
Krystina Hopkins @khquilts
Lee Heinrich @lee.a.heinrich
Lynn Carson Harris @lynncarsonharris
Lynne Goldsworthy @lilysquilts
Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle @spontaneousthreads
Yvonne Fuchs @quiltingjetgirl

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4


  1. Congratulations for being invited to design a block, Heather! You have such a gift for that. Personally, I'm "BOMed" and "samplered" out. Have done SO many of these over the years, and don't know what to do with those quilts. So, I'll sit this one out. It's certainly a great project for someone new to quilting, though. I hope everyone enjoys the project.

    1. Thanks, it's definitely been an honor to be asked. I know a few of the ladies in my guild have signed up so it should be fun to see them complete a quilt.


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